Festival of Arts

Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Memorial Park

About Festival of Arts:

The Chequamegon Bay is a special place for artists. Some choose to live here surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Northwoods; others visit seeking inspiration from the natural wonders of the Apostle Islands sea caves and Lake Superior. The community celebrates this unique connection to the arts during the 61st Annual Bayfield Festival of Arts weekend. Events include fine art vendors. 

This juried fine arts show is held in Memorial Park on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in downtown Bayfield. Visitors will find a unique selection of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glassworks, wood carvings, photography and more. 

The Festival of the Arts is kicking off the third annual Art Escape! This 9-day celebration of all things art in Bayfield County and Madeline Island will allow area artists to showcase their work through classes, open houses or demonstrations.  

The two-day festival is held in Memorial Park, 2 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield WI. 

In celebration of Lake Superior!
Bayfield Festival of Arts will highlight the artists who are inspired by the Big Lake. Those artists will be given a badge that says “Lake Superior Inspired” to display on their booth and will also be mentioned in the festival directory.

Festival of Arts Awards

From painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors to woodworkers and performers, Bayfield’s high-quality art scene is worth celebrating. Join us for the second-ever “Art Escape,” a nine-day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

The Bayfield Festival of Arts is a Travel Green Wisconsin certified event.